One of the most extraordinary experiences of cinema at this year Cannes Film Festival, Memoria is the latest film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Ever since being startled by a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, Jessica (Tilda Swinton) is unable to sleep. In Bogotá to visit her sister, she befriends Agnès (Jeanne Balibar), an archaeologist studying human remains discovered within a tunnel under construction. Jessica travels to see Agnès at the excavation site in the Amazon region. She encounters a fish scaler, Hernan (Elkin Diaz). They share memories by a river. As the day comes to a close, Jessica is awakened to a sense of clarity.
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About Apichatpong Weerasethakul
One of the most original voices in contemporary cinema, Apichatpong Weerasethakul‘s previous seven feature films, short films, installations, and a recent live performance have won him widespread international recognition and numerous awards, including the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2010 with Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Tropical Malady was awarded the Cannes Competition Jury Prize in 2004 and Blissfully Yours won the Cannes Un Certain Regard Award in 2002. Syndromes and a Century (2006) was recognised as one of the best films of the last decade in several 2010 polls. Mysterious Object at Noon (2000), his first feature, has been restored by Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation.
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